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PA Governor Wolf Approves $5 Million to Fight Homelessness

This week, Governor Tom Wolf announced the allocation of more than $5 million in homelessness prevention funds through the state's Emergency Solutions Grant program.

"Combating homelessness and preventing someone from becoming homeless in the first place is a priority for my administration," said Governor Wolf. "Our goal is simple: to eliminate homelessness in the commonwealth. These grants are another step in achieving that goal."

Funding in the Emergency Solutions Grant program is given to organizations working in one of four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and emergency shelter. Homelessness prevention programs, like North Star of Chester County, help families who are currently housed, but are in danger of becoming homeless, stay in their homes.

25 counties in the commonwealth will receive funding including $237,848 for Chester County. According to Decade to Doorways, more than 555 people experience homelessness on a given night in Chester County, creating a critical need for these programs.

Source: MyChesco

To learn more about ESG funding, visit DCED's website

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